Commentary

It's generally a good idea to use a Private Placement Memorandum, or PPM, when offering securities to investors. In this edition of Private Placements, Michael Best & Friedrich attorneys Matt Storms and Dan Ghoca explain the content and the benefits of PPMs, including protection against...

Does anybody want to pay for Web-based services? Columnist Chris Shipley poses that question as she comments on the fate of Famster.com, which has moved to a subscription-only business model. In this edition of DEMO Letter, she hopes Famster becomes a model for user-paid Web...

The regulatory pathways for drugs (medicine) are quite different than those for devices (surgery), but convergent medical technologies will require a closer interplay between the two, according to Dr. Ogan Gurel, author of MedTech Futures. Despite technical and cultural challenges, and even though certain medical...

Should all community planners start changing their approach to municipal planning and status quo infrastructures? They better really understand the market first, warns columnist James Carlini, which means high-speed broadband connectivity should trump New Urbanism as their top priority....

The Supreme Court decision in KSR International vs. Teleflex not only clarified the “obviousness” standard for patents, it sent a message about adhering to Supreme Court precedents, writes John Scheller, an attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich. In this guest column for WTN, Scheller says...

Like the Olympic games, BIO 2007 in Boston truly is an international event, as about 25 percent of the attendees are from overseas, notes columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen points to participation from Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea,...

How does Wisconsin stack up to the nation's best biotechnology hubs? This week in Boston, the state will have plenty to thump its chest about at the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Convention, writes columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he...

The practice of software development isn't always as well defined as it could be, but there are effective methods that have been flying underneath the radar. Madison software developer Robert Merrill has a few ideas for software-intensive businesses, and he presents them in this informative...

Any business that offers or sells securities is subject to both state and federal securities laws and regulations. In this 10th component of his Early Stage series, columnist and attorney Joe Boucher breaks down the complex rules and regulations pertaining to federal securities laws....